Illinois

Your Vote's Safety in Illinois

Few safeguards, high vote fraud potential

Voter Laws and Registration Deadlines

You must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Illinois and of your election precinct at least 30 days before the next election
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
  • Not be in jail for a felony conviction
  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere else
  • No ID required at this time
  • Early Voting in Person or by Mail

Registration Deadline: 28 days prior to each election

State Election Information

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Court Activity

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News & Commentary

Dems Push for Same-Day Voting | 05/04/15

Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) want every state to offer same-day voter registration for federal elections.

The Democratic senators have reintroduced the Same Day Registration Act, which would require states to allow voters to register on the day of an election.

Ten states, plus the District of Columbia, currently allow eligible voters to do so, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In addition, the group notes that Illinois is expected to implement statewide same-day voter registration later this year.

Advocates argue it can help increase voter turnout, while opponents say it increases the chances for voting fraud.

Klobuchar said the legislation would help "foster" the right to vote.

"The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy," she said in a statement. "We should be doing everything we can to foster this right."

Read more.

Adams: Non-Citizens Are Registering to Vote | 04/08/15

Local state government officials are registering non-U.S. citizens as valid voters -- even when the non-citizens say they are not Americans on their voter registration forms, a former Justice Department attorney tells The Daily Caller.

J. Christian Adams, a former United States Department of Justice official in the Civil Rights Division, will show the Supreme Court in an American Civil Rights Union brief later this month that non-citizens are registering to vote through the government's motor voter program. The motor voter act became law during the Clinton administration as an easier way to register voters through their local Department of Motor Vehicles offices, but Adams says the program is failing to weed out those who are not American citizens.

"The bigger problem is that when they get those drivers licenses, there's a government social services agency that is compelled under motor voter to offer voter registration," Adams says. "For example, I'm representing a client -- the American Civil Rights Union. We're about to file a brief to the Supreme Court that shows actual voter registrations of people who on their voter registration forms that they're not citizens, but they're still getting registered to vote."

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Voter Fraud: An Existential Threat to America | 05/09/14

WASHINGTON D.C. (May 8) Accuracy in Media has released a major report by James Simpson detailing vote fraud in the United States:

"It is fitting to begin this report by recounting a story of deliberate, blatant official voter fraud. This April 17, the Illinois House Executive Committee voted to authorize $100 million to construct President Obama's future presidential library and museum in Chicago.

AP reported that the Committee voted "unanimously," 9-0 to support the plan. The report was false. Only four of the 11 Committee members were in attendance--all Democrats. They did not even have a quorum. Furthermore, this was supposed to be a "subject matter only" hearing, i.e., entailing no votes. No matter; the legislators simply made up the results--even counting absent Republicans as "yes" votes.

Republican State Representative Ed Sullivan observed, "In this case they didn't even care to change the rules; they just flat out broke them."

Read more of the AIM report.

Voter Fraud in This Life and the Next | 02/17/12

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 17, 2012 in The Washington Times.

Did you know that according to a new Pew study, more than 1.8 million dead people are registered to vote? And that leading Democrats are fiercely opposing new laws that tighten voting requirements?

This tells us, just as we suspected, that the zombie population is becoming a major Democratic constituency.

Continue reading “Voter Fraud in This Life and the Next”.

How Unions or Their Allies Could be Stealing November's Election Right Now | 10/07/10

"Here is a prediction: Across the country, there will be races that some candidates will lose even though poll numbers, right now, indicate otherwise.

As you read this, at present, you should know that there are only seemingly disconnected anecdotal dots that are starting to connect. However, if the dots do fully connect, we may not know until well after the November 2nd election if, in fact, America's democratic election process will have become the victim of the biggest fraud in our nation's history. What's worse, with early voting beginning this week in many states, it may already be too late to do anything about it."

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